ABOLTIN, John Paul "Papa" 62 of East Sandwich passed away suddenly on September 8, 2009 while vacationing on Campobello Island, NB. John is a 1965 graduate of Dedham High School, a 1967 graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology and a 1969 graduate of the University of Arizona's School of Nuclear Engineering. Just out of school, John began working at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth in 1969 and helped to bring the plant on line in 1972. He loved his profession and remained a loyal and dedicated Reactor Engineer for nearly 40 years. John was a quiet, gentle man who loved spending time with his family and taking the family dog, Kaila, for walks through East Sandwich Game Farm. During the 27 years he lived in East Sandwich, he and his family hosted kids from the Babe Ruth All-Stars, the Irish Children's program, the high school foreign exchange program, and "Up With People". John was a life long avid Red Sox fan and a season ticket holder for 32 years. He had a passion for cars and received much pleasure in maintaining his sports cars in mint condition. John enjoyed hiking, mountain climbing, nature walks, and snorkeling. He loved exploring lighthouses and the adventure of getting to them. He stated his "new favorite" lighthouse was the one he was exploring when he passed. John is survived by his beloved wife Laurel Jean (Brown) Aboltin, and four adoring children; Kimberly Jeanne Aboltin of Los Angeles, California, Courtney Jean Aboltin of West Barnstable, John Paul Aboltin of East Sandwich, and Andrew Thomas Aboltin and his wife Nicole of The Woodlands, Texas, as well as his granddaughter Genieva Catherine Antis-Aboltin of West Barnstable, who was the apple of his eye. Papa was like another father to her, she was his pumpkin. He leaves behind his devoted father, and sister, John Francis Aboltin and Catherine Aboltin, both of Dedham. He was predeceased by his mother, Katheryn L. (Lyons) Aboltin in 1991. Also remaining are four sisters-in-law, three brothers-in-law and eleven nieces and nephews. He will be deeply missed by everyone who had the privilege of calling him family or friend. Visitation services will be held at Doane Beal & Ames, 160 West Main Street HYANNIS, MA 02601 on Monday September 14th between 5-7 pm. Mass will be held at Our Lady Of Victory in Centerville on Tuesday September 15th at 11am. As John loved animals and his daily walks in the bird farm, in lieu of flowers please donate to Forever Paws Animal Shelter www.foreverpaws.com
, 300 Lynwood St. Fall River, MA 02721 or Thornton Burgess Society, www.thorntonburgess.org
, 6 Discovery Hill Rd. East Sandwich, MA 02537 to support their efforts to maintain the East Sandwich Game Farm.